Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating.
Among more than 230,000 cardiac patients who had sustained a heart attack or undergone one of two common heart procedures, only 16 percent participated in a formal exercise program after their hospitalization – despite the program’s demonstrated
(Downloadable video and script) Dr. Graham Nichol discusses study findings showing that predominantly black neighborhoods have a lower rate of bystander resuscitation in incidents of cardiac arrests.
Surviving cardiac arrest often seems like a matter of luck: whether a passerby knows CPR or a defibrillator is close at hand or the ambulance arrives quickly.
Seattle-King County is one of the best areas in the world to have cardiac arrest. Its survival rate of people who undergo cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, outside of hospitals is 19.9 percent.
Results from landmark study published Monday could change standard thinking about hypertension, which affects more than 70 million people in the United States.
Washington state's student athletes gained a measure of safety today as Gov.
When seven or eight emergency medical services providers are dispatched to the scene of a cardiac arrest, survival improves
Top sports-cardiology and -medicine physicians are meeting this weekend in Seattle to discuss efforts to improve cardiac safety in athletes.